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Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center

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Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
West End 2
150 Bay Parkway
Jones Beach State Park
Wantagh, NY 11793

The Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center is a pioneering facility exploring how energy consumption shapes the natural environment.

Located on the West End of Long Island's iconic Jones Beach State Park, the Center activates the coastal landscape as a living example of these relationships. The net-zero building models how architecture, design, and technology can adapt to a changing environment to meet our energy needs.

Through dynamic and accessible indoor and outdoor exhibits, educational programming, and public events, the Center showcases ways visitors can become conscientious environmental stewards and smart energy consumers.

For more information and to plan your visit:  

When visiting take advantage of the two free mobile tours that can guide you as you explore the Center:
A playful introduction to the exhibits (15 minutes) and a more advanced tour of the net-zero energy features of this building (30 minutes).
Each tour is also available in ASL and English-language audio descriptions.

Visit: Free Mobile Tours at 
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center 

Hours of Operation

  • Open 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, 7 days a week

    Extended Summer Hours through Labor Day Weekend
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm, Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun
    8:00 am - 8:00 pm, Thursdays
Fri 02 Dec
Tiny Tots: Whales
Friday, December 2, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Come to Jones Beach and join us for an exciting new activity every week. Your little one will get creative, get moving, and start learning about the fun of the outdoors and of science. RSVP required. Children (Ages 3-6) Ages 3 and up: $4.
Sat 03 Dec
Winter Birding Walk
Saturday, December 3, 2022 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Come down to Jones Beach each week to visit diverse habitats to look for waterfowl, shorebirds, and elusive owls. Bring your hat, gloves, and a warm drink! Binoculars provided. Adults & Teens (Ages 12+), Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free
Sat 03 Dec
Magic Circuit Wands
Saturday, December 3, 2022 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
This magical program teaches the basics of simple-circuit construction in a wizardly way. Cast your favorite spell with your very own circuit wand! Take your wand with you to make magic at home. All materials provided. Children (Ages 7+), Ages 3 and up: $4.
Tue 06 Dec
Teachers' Workshop
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
The Teachers' Academy at the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center provides educators with an immersive experience at the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center. Teachers are placed in the role of students, and learn about how to use the building and site to teach students about environmental design, dune ecology, climate change, coastal resilience, and more. Participants can receive CTLE (Continuing Teacher and Leader Education) hours through the New York State Education Department.
Tue 06 Dec
S.T.E.A.M. Workshop: Insulation
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Join an educator each week to explore a different topic in science, technology, engineering, art, or mathematics through experiments, art projects, and more. RSVP required. Children (Ages 8-12) Ages 3 and up:& $4.

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